Lungo Local Tour Ethiopia
ummary: cultural tour to omo valley
Duration: 10 days, 9 night.
Together with the team of lungo local tour Ethiopia We drive to
ARBAMINCH passing the town of BUTAJIRA-HOSSANA. On the way visit TIYA
stone field and GURAGE village after Lunch Late in the afternoon we
will arrive in the town is called Arbaminch. Sleep the night hotel or
Arbaminch, CHENCHA, NECHESAR National park & Lake CHAMO
Together with lungo local tour Ethiopia team In the morning, visit the
local market in Dorze (Monday and Thursday) or Chencha (Tuesday and
Saturday). Afterwards, continue driving to Arba Minch. In the
afternoon, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile
market”, and the local hippos. Overnight in Arba Minch (camping,
hotel or lodge).
After breakfast, depart from arbaminch to Konso, The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in
honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural
terracing. Today you will have the opportunity to visit a local
village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. Time
permitting, you can also visit the “natural New York Village”, named
after the tall sand formations resembling skyscrapers. After the
visit, continue to Ginka via Key Afar. Thursday is market day in Key
Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods.
This is another very popular market in the region. After the visit,
proceed to Ginka overnight hotel or lodge
We will drive to MAGO National park to visit the MURSI tribes and BODI
then we will drive to JINKA town after lunch then you will drive to
turmi through keyafar We attend the colorful Thursday market Keyafer,
Tuesday market Alduba (Demeka) and Monday market in turmi, then we
visit the Hamer village, in the night, most probably we will see bull
jumping and evangadi dance,
Overnight in Buska lodge (available for camping in the Hamer village
Karo & Turmi. Head to visit another omo Valley tribes whop settled at
the shore of Omo River-The Karo Tribes- who are agro-pastoralists and
considered to be the master of Body painters. Picnic lunch on the way.
In the afternoon, arrive in Turmi- home for Hamer tribes. Having their
own typical culture,the Hamer tribes are the most welcoming, friendly
and Photogenic tribes. Their dressing style and hair style make the
Hamer women very different from others. Bull Jumping-another typical
culture for the Hamer man and Evangady”Dancing at Night” are some of
the performances not to be missed while you visit these tribes. These
performances are taken place during Wedding- after harvesting. O/N.
hotel or lodge.
Turmi to aribore to konso
Turmi to Konso. Leave Turmi for the drive to Konso. On the way, visit
the village of Erbore tribes who have similar culture with the Borena
Oromo. Up on arrival in Konso, you will visit the Koso village and the
Konsos’ Chief who he has remarkable influence on dealing and solving
problems for the society. O/N. Lodge or hotel.
Konso to yabelo-chew bet
Konso to Yabello. After breakfast, visit “New York in Konso” which is
a beautiful land formation by erosion. Picnic lunch on the way, late
in the afternoon Excursion trip to visit Elsod and singing well. O/N.
Hotel or lodge
Yabelo to awasa
Yabello/Yirgalem. Check out from your hotel for the drive to Yirgalem.
On the way enjoy with the surrounding dense coffee forest. You will
visit a coffee farm. Arrive in Yergalem Aregash Lodge situated in the
middle of the forest. Walk around to spot so many bird species. O/N.
hotel or lodge
Yirgalem to Langano. Drive to Awassa to visit the fish market at the
shore of Lake Awassa. Spot so many bird species. Head also to
Wendogenet to enjoy with the surround forest and to explore the source
of the hot spring close to the hotel. Lunch in Wendogenet Wabishebelle
Hotel. In the after noon drive to Langano-another rift Valley Lake.
O/N. Hotel or lodge
Langano addis ababa
Langano to Addis Ababa. Leave the hotel for the drive to Addis Ababa.
On the way visit Lake Zeway for its bird species and fish products.
Lunch stop in Mojo. You will arrive in Addis Ababa after visiting the
Crater lakes in Debre Zeit. In the evening, dinner in traditional
restaurant and cultural dance, head to air port for international
The itinerary for the Omo valley is highly flexible. Local markets are
held on specific days. In order to attend the colourful markets, we
will have to be there on those days. But there are no specific days
for ceremonies or festivals. We have contact in all of the Omo valley
villages. IF something IS to happen in one village, we will put our
planned itinerary aside and drive to another village to be a part of
We suggest a walking tour if you are interested in social life, living
conditions, problems, development projects, politics and the many an
told stories of the tribal people. That would allow you time to visit
with families and observe their daily- life activities. It is good way
to experience real life in Ethiopia.
The above itineray is an ideal normal touristic tout. But there will
be many more things to do and place to visit. We prefer not to list
them all here. That way we can keep your interests and desires as the
focal point for the final itinerary. Possibly, the unwritten part of
our trip will be the best part of all.
Walk in step with lungo
People to meet
Views to gaze
Stories to hear
Culture to attend and life to experience
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